3 Small Ideas to Make Your Bathroom More Sustainable

We have been discussing environmentally-friendly home improvements a lot on Veggie Option lately. We shared some small tweaks that will help reduce waste at your kitchen, avoid plastic and get rid of clutter at home. Similar to the kitchen, bathroom is a hotspot for excessive water use and paper waste, not to mention all the toxic chemical use. While we know a complete rehaul of your bathroom to make it more sustainable can be an intimidating topic, looking for bathroom products that are biodegradable, recyclable, water-saving and plastic-free is really easy. This week, we are taking a look at some small ideas to make your bathroom more eco-conscious. Afterall, when it comes to green every little helps. 

 

Switch to recycled toilet paper 

Made from sustainably sourced 100% recycled paper, Who Gives A Crap delivers to your home a toilet paper that is not only soft and strong but also good for the world and your bum. Their premium line which comes with sustainably sourced 100% bamboo paper is another good option available for online sales. 50% of the profits are donated to Wateraid to help build toilets for those in need. May be worth throwing a little fact here… 50% of the profits are donated to Wateraid to help build toilets for those in need. May be worth throwing a little fact here… Roughly, 2.3 billion people across the world don't have access to a toilet. So, now stop wiping with trees and give this loo paper a go.

 

Go plastic-free with a bamboo toothbrush

Since we started throwing some sustainability facts out there, let’s also talk about bamboo... Bamboo is a popular choice as a plastic alternative as this fast growing woody grass self-regenerates from its own roots. It is grown without pesticides or chemical fertilisers and releases 35% more oxygen into the atmosphere and absorbs more carbon dioxide compared to other plants. So, bamboo’s fame as a eco-friendly material is well deserved. When it comes to toothbrushes, there is no major difference between different brands. We use Georganics, a biodegradable toothbrush with Charcoal Bristles which comes plastic-free. 

 

Clean your bathroom without toxic chemicals 

We have searched everywhere for high-performance, non-toxic products that can keep our bathroom fresh and free from dust and dirt without using harmful chemicals found in many high-street cleaners. Tincture’s bathroom bundle set is everything you need for a naturally clean bathroom. Derived from monastic herbal remedies, Tincture products are made with essential oils, botanical extracts and active silver. This is not just another eco-friendly product that frankly fails to get the job done.